General Mills is voluntarily recalling five-bound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020 after salmonella was discovered during sampling. So far no illnesses have been reported.
"Food safety is our top priority, and though we have not had any confirmed illnesses, we are voluntarily recalling this specific lot of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour to prevent potential illnesses," says Jim Murphy, President of General Mills Meals and Baking Division. "This recall does not involve any other flour products, and we are continuing to educate consumers that flour is not a 'ready to eat' ingredient. Anything you make with flour must be cooked or baked before eating."
Salmonella is killed by heat through baking, frying, sauteing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be cleaned after contact is made with flour or dough.
General Mills is urging consumers that may have bought the product to discard it at this time.
Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB FlourPackage UPC: 000-16000-19610-0Recalled Better if Used by Date: 20APR2020KC